You have to laugh!
The mighty U.S. Travel Association, all those State Tourist Offices, all those PR companies... all busily working away to promote the USA in the UK media, and when it comes down to it the person who actually makes the strategic marketing decision on whether to host a journalist.....is a bottom-feeder in a Glasgow call centre who schedules visa appointments at the embassy!
An extremely experienced and influential travel journalist tells me they were recently denied an i-visa interview because their commission was "not important enough".
Any Americans in the travel trade listening? I really think you guys need to get your act together!